Broken UWP icons in Windows 10 Start Menu

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by ZLoth, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. ZLoth

    ZLoth Gawd

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    I'm at my wits end here.... I have a couple of UWP programs installed on Windows 10.... like Plex, Audible, and SiriusXM. For several months, the icons in the start menu look like this:

    audible.png Plex.png siriusxm.png weather.png

    I've tried the following:
    * Going to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer , killing the Explorer proces by taskkill /f /im explorer.exe , deleting all of the iconcache* files, then start explorer
    * icacls "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /reset /T
    * icacls "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /T /Q /C /RESET
    * sfc /scannow
    * DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth followed by DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
    * Uninstalled Google Drive File Steam
    * Resetting the Windows store
    * PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”
    * Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    * Ran the Start Menu Diagnostic, and it said that the "Tile Database is Corrupt". I did create a new user, but when I logged into that user and then went over AppData\Local\TileDataLayer, that folder didn't exist.

    The version of Windows 10 is version 1809.
     
  2. odditory

    odditory [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm so sorry.
     
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  3. Tawnos

    Tawnos 2[H]4U

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  4. Tawnos

    Tawnos 2[H]4U

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    Followup: it's definitely a problem stemming from irfanview, and goes back to Win7: https://irfanview-forum.de/showthread.php?t=7275&page=2

    You should be able to fix it by opening your default apps and resetting the "lnk" (link/shortcut) files so that they're not associated with the program.